Film review: 'A Ghost Story'

Film review: 'A Ghost Story'


Film review: 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'

Luc Besson is an optimist at heart. That defining trait accounts for the candy-colored, utopian vision of the future depicted in the French director's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."

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Film review: 'Girls Trip'

Coming hot on the heels of recent disappointing "women-behaving-badly" comedies "Snatched" and "Rough Night," "Girls Trip" succeeds in showing those films how it's done. The movie gives its audience the raucous comedy and heartfelt emotion that those films promised, but only sporadically delivered.

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Film review: 'Dunkirk'

Christopher Nolan is sometimes accused of being a cold filmmaker. It's a side effect of his chilly aesthetic, although anyone who's seen "Interstellar" knows Nolan can crank up the emotion when he wants to.

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Film review: 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

It seems appropriate that I heard news of director George Romero's passing while leaving a showing of "War for the Planet of the Apes." Romero was a master at using genre filmmaking as a lens through which to explore social issues like civil rights, consumerism, militarism, and xenophobia.

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Film review: 'Maudie'

Wonderful performances from Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke distract from some storytelling shortcomings in "Maudie," a gentle biopic of Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis. The film opens in the 1930's rural village where Maud (Hawkins) lives with an overbearing aunt, after her family decided the arthritic Maud would be unable to take care of herself on her own.

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Director David Lowery tells a new kind of ghost story

Writer and director David Lowery's "A Ghost Story" is bound to be one of the more divisive films to be released this year. It tells the melancholy tale of life and death, as experienced by a married couple played by Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

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Film review: 'Lost in Paris'

An affectionate ode to screwball and silent film-era comedy, "Lost in Paris" springs from the minds of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, a Brussels-based husband-and-wife burlesque duo. Tackling writing, directing, and starring duties, the pair turn a bittersweet romantic fable into an irresistibly charming slapstick confection.

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Italian getaway

The Italian Film Series has premiered a contemporary Italian film each month since April at The Little Theatre. These one-time-only screenings are dedicated to showing off the breadth of the country's modern cinematic offerings, and Rochester audiences get a chance to view films that might otherwise have never made it to local theaters.

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Film review: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

With three different live-action iterations of the web-slinging hero appearing across six different films over the span of the last 15 years, it was hard to work up enthusiasm for another. But fresh characterizations and an appealing cast set the new Spider-Man film apart.

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Film review: 'The Little Hours'

That the Catholic League decided to issue an official condemnation of this wacked-out story of three horny medieval nuns immediately after its Sundance premiere should tell you everything you need to know about Jeff Baena's gleefully obscene comedy.

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